At 73, George Cavedon could be spending his days on a golf course in Florida with friends who have long been retired. But the New Hampshire resident would rather mentor younger coworkers and chat up clients than measure putts on a green.

He retirement in his fifties and quickly discovered it wasn’t for him. The flexibility was nice, but he was soon bored with spending his days puttering around the house, and missed the camaraderie of a workplace. 

I am seeing this more and more.

You will notice a theme in three of the posts this week, but the challenges still remain for many wanting to continue working.

The message is to think about how you want work to fit into your plans for the second half of your life.

Consider how long the “retirement” phase of life may last.

Figure out exactly what is important to you and design the lifestyle you want for this second half of your life.

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